Moby Dick is the story of Captain Ahab's quest to avenge the whale that 'reaped' his leg. The quest is an obsession and the novel is a diabolical study of how a man becomes a fanatic. But it is also a hymn to democracy.

Bent as the crew is on Ahab's appalling crusade, it is equally the image of a co-operative community at work: all hands dependent on all hands, each individual responsible for the security of each. Among the crew is Ishmael, the novel's narrator, ordinary sailor, and extraordinary reader. Digressive, allusive, vulgar, transcendent, the story Ishmael tells is above all an education: in the practice of whaling, in the art of writing.

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    • Forlag
      Needful Things
    • Originalsprog
      Ikke fastslået
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    • Indbinding
    • ISBN/EAN
      9781853260087 / 9781853260087

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Herman Melville

Herman Melville var amerikansk forfatter. Hans erfaringer som sømand var inspirationskilden til flere af hans romaner, og rejsemotivet fylder meget i hans fortællinger. Herman Melville var gift med Elizabeth Shaw og sammen fik de fire børn: to drenge og to piger. Herman Melville opnåede stor...

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